Allianz: tales of the unexpected

‘No bitching about the European Central Bank’: Allianz’s Oliver Bäte refuses to criticise central bankers over low bond yields
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Can a global insurer be expected to grow?

HBOS collapse and the winner’s curse

Most groups hit in the crisis were crippled by losses in areas far from their principal business

FCA examines insurers’ use of big data

Watchdog acts on consumer concerns about personal information

Allianz pushes into China with Baidu deal

German group to combine with search engine to sell insurance online

Carl Icahn steps up pressure on AIG chief

Activist attacks Peter Hancock for failing to take ‘bold steps’

China developer Evergrande buys insurer

Real estate group diversifies away from slowing property sector

Fund manager fee cap could control costs

Competition does not keep charges down in the pensions industry

Modi plans to sell Coal India stake

Sale should help government meet fiscal deficit target

DFS has Barclays bang to rights

Case illustrates a persistent fault in finance — the exploitation by banks to rip off customers

Why banks come back to return on equity

They need to show shareholders how well their money is being used

Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London CEO

First female boss wants to modernise without alienating old guard

Money Mentor: Save the Date

Banks, insurers and energy companies profit from your inertia

FT/Glassdoor Best Places to Work

Peninsula Business Services and GE Capital top in ranking

Esure hit by fears over crash payouts

Insurer behind Sheilas’ Wheels brand struggles with rise in claims

State casts shadow over Poste Italiane

Despite a new direction, investors want to see total privatisation

Banks said to hold $10tn of ‘risky’ trades

Democrats say repeal of part of Dodd-Frank leaves economy exposed

Prudential Financial unit changes name

Asset management arm tired of explaining ‘Pramerica’ to clients

Prudential hit by M&G withdrawals

Individual investors pull almost £4bn of funds

Barclays board adds Sir Gerry Grimstone

Bank’s executive shake-up continues with new deputy chairman

Pru insurance unit’s UK future in doubt

Insurer aggressively pursues Southeast Asia markets


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